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VHE CAT'S USEFUL WHISKERS.
We are apt to think that the cat's
ability to iee In the dark Is due en
tirely to Its eyes, but competed au
thority assures us that the feline's
power In this respect Is due almost as
much to Its "whiskers." These deli
cate hairs that project from the mus
ala of the cat family are wonderful
mechanisms, says Harper's Weekly.
Each one (rows from a follicle or
Bland, nerved to the utmost sensibili
ty. Its slightest contact with any ob
Stacle Is Instantly felt by the animal,
though the hair itself may be tough
and Insensible. The exaggerated
whiskers on the muzzle often project
to such a distance that from point to
point they Indicate the exact width of
the body of the beast. Consider the
lion stealing through the jungle at
night in search of prey, when the
least stir of a twig gives alarm. The
lion's whiskers indicate through the
nicest nerves, any object that may be
In his path. A touch stops him short
before pushing through some close
thicket where the rustling leaves and
boughs would betray his presence.
Wherever his head may be thrui t
without a warning from the vibrissae
there his body may pass noiselessly;.
It Is the aid given him by his whiskers.
In conjunction with the soft cushions
of his feet, that enables him to pro
ceed as silently as the snake.
The hour of dining has advanced
with the centuries. Froissart men
tions waiting on the duke of Lancaster
at five in the afternoon after he had
supped and was about to go to bed.
and the preface of the Heptameron
hows that the queen of Navarre dined
at teu o'clock in the morning. From
the Northumberland Household Book,
dated 1512. we learn that the ducal
family rose at six, breakfasted at sev
en, dined at ten. supped at four, and
retired for the night at nine, says the
London Chronicle. Louts XIV. did not
dine till 12, while his contemporaries.
Cromwell and Charles It., trok the
meal at one. In 100 the hour was ad
vanced to two: In 1751 we llnd the
duchess of Somerset dining at three,
and in 1760 Cowper speaks of four
o'clock as the fashionable time. After
tht battle of Waterloo the dinner hour
was altered to six. from which time
It has advanced by half-hour stages to
eight. So that In 400 years the dinner
hour had gradually moved through at
least ten hours of the day.
American habits and customs, espe
cially American clothes, are appar
ently becoming fashionable among
Germany's young men. Young Ger
many no lorger contents itself with
tht- sartorial products of the Father
land, says the London Answers. The
exaggerated university suits of Ameri
can cut and manufacture please th'-m
better, nnd most of them or? never
more genuinely flattered than when
thry are mistaken for 1 Amerikacer."
German clothiers have, in conse
quence, been obliged to lay in large
stocks of American clothing to meet
the growing demand.
England's new torpedo bca: destroy
er, will be given names from Shakes
peare and Scot: So, In the near fu
ture, wo may expect to see "Th? Mer
ry Wives of Windsor'' engaging in
battle, accompanied by "The Two Gen
tlemen of Yeror.a." "The Lady of the
Lake." and "The Antiquary." The
war Correspondent of the future prob
ably will bo chosen from among tbe
The advice to substitute beans for
meat will receive a setback through
'he explosion of some boiling beans in
a. Colorado town The beans tore the
stove to pieces and threw the owner of
the house out the kitchen door. With
the militant, spirit abroad as it Is. the
adoption of beans as the principal ar
ticle of diet had best be postponed
A Chicago girl while playing the
piano was Etruck by lightning, al
though not seriously hurt. But
whether the casualty Is to be viewed
as accident or retribution is a ques
tion the neighbors are discussing
that is, of course, If the girl was the
average performer and the neighbors
A Texas girl announces her will
ingness to marry any man who will
consent to have the ceremony per
formed in a cage of lloas. And all we
have to say Is that the man who
takes the offer will deserve anything
that happens to him during the cere
mony and afterward.
It Is now announced that a dlsgnin
tied employe destroyed Mona Lisa's
Inscrutable smiles with sulphuric acid
Which settles the Inscrutability of the
smile for ell time, as tbe pleasantry of
no mystery can survive a sulphuric
Tbe automobile, says a St. Paul
preacher, has done more for sin than
any other one thing. Let us not be
discouraged. Somebody la almost
sure to discover a method of keeping
tires from being punctured.
Although that New York broker
who lost his money and went on the
stage ts utterly unable to set, he need
not let sucb a trifle disturb his his
trionic ambitions. Some of our most
uooessful players are in tbe same
TOWN IS HELD AT
BAY BY ROBBERS
SAFE IN POSTOFFICE AT O' FAL
LON. ILL., BLOWN ACROSS
BANDITS ESCAPE WITH $700
Bold Citizen Fired Upon by "Look
out," and Woman and Qirl Tele
phone Operator Are Threat
ened With Revolvers.
O'Fallon. Ill While 25 residents ol
I the town were held at bay. live rob
I bers, working deliberately, blew the
I safe in the postoffice here and es
Two lookouts kept the spectator"
"covered" with revolvers While th .
other three men applied so he ivy a
charge of nitroglycerin to the Safe
that the dour was blown across the
street, taking with It the front of the
Arthur Baker, who was asleep In B
barber shop chair across the Street
from the scene of the robbery, was
struck 00 the head by a fragment ol
the safe door and injured.
While one of the lookout was warn
ing Miss Ethel Willhite. a telephone
operator stationed directly above the
' postoffice, to retire from the Window
where she was watching proceedings,
the other guard was offering to tight
a revolver duel with Chailes tchuetl,
a baker, who had been awakened by
the explosion and had gone to the
scene. Schuetz did not nccet t the
Robber Threatens Woman.
Mrs. Henry Scherber. who llvef
near the postoffice. attracted by the
explosion, opened a window in her
home and peered oul. One of th
guards saw her and aimed his re-
' volver at her head. "Do you want to
keop your head on your shoulders?"
he asked her, She lost no time in
lamming down the window.
The postmaster, W. A. KoenlgltOlS,
stood by, helps, and saw the trio
blow the safe.
The men worked calmly and delib
erately, while the residents, ruddled
together in a frightened group, were
powerless to m ,ke any effi rt to stop
After the bandits had completed
their work they warned the spe tator
agalnst follow inn them and .,.lked
away, escaping over the right of way
of the Louisville it Nashville r. tlroad.
No attempt was made to fellow them.
The sheriff of the county was notified
by telephone ard went to O ,'allon
from Belleville lr. bla auto With dep
uties he now 's searching the vicin
ity of O'FallOU lor some trace pf the
n examination of the safe s'.uwed
the men secured 1300 in cash, about
1400 in stamps and a block of money
The fact ;ha' this Is the foutth re
cent postoffice robbery lu the Vicinity
leads the authorities to believe all
have been the work of the same gang.
On each occasion the same 'actios
were pursued. Entrance in nil ln
stances has been effected through a
rear doe r.
On October 17 tin- postoffice safe
at piasa, 111., wns blown and money
and stamps amounting to about 1500
The same night the postoffll e
Bhlpman, nun- Plata, was robbed and
a 'argn sum abstract ?d from th-3 safe
after It had been blown.
Wednesday night the postoffice at
lOttervtlle, near Shipmun. w,a en
tered. It is l) iieved the sane gaug
then proce, ded to O'Fal'.on.
Uprising of Ciai: Alj-rns.
Mexiei, City That Gen. Felix DiOg
is supported by his uncle, former
President Diaz, and that tlii- latter
will become president again If the
present uprising Is successful, was
the general Impression here. Offi
cials of the Madero government uard
ly tried to Imitate the chief execu
tive's pretense oi optimism, but r.ome
of them said tiny considered the sil-
uati n grave.
Schrank's Bail Is Raised.
Milwaukee, Wis The bail required
for the release of John Schrauk. who
shut Col. Roosevelt, was raised from
$7,500 to $15,000 because, it was
learned, a moving picture firm was
prepared to prof tire his release tem
porarily by putting up the smaller
amount thai It might photograph him.
Dynamite Trial Fails to Draw.
Indianapolis. As an entertainment
'!:" dynamite conspiracy trial is a
tailure. There was not a spectator
it. the court room who was not culled
there by necessity. The loO-odd seat3
for the public are occupied only by
a few scattered witnesses waiting to
Klinoisan Who Killed Wife Har.gsd.
Pinoknayvllle, 111 George Kugel
vas executed here for murder. Ha
kept his nerve to the last. Engle
killed bis wife aud her unborn bab
and his wife's sister in Duquoln, 111.,
French Army Aviator Killed.
Chalons, France. Another French
i military aviator, Lieutenant Biano,
was killed. He was flying over the
entrenched camp here when one of
the wings broke and he was thrown
from a height of 1,300 feet.
$40,000 Fire at Eldon, Mo.
Jefferson City. A fire at Eldon,
Mo., destroyed about $40,000 worth
of property. Six buildings were de
stroyed, some of them with their con
tents. The Missouri Pacific depot
and a largo hotel were threatened.
Hero of Rough Aiders Dead.
Charleston, 8. C MaJ. Mlcah Jen
kins, son of MaJ. Gen. Micab Jenkins
of the Confederate army, and (himself
captain of the famous "sill stocking
troop" of the rough riders iu Khe war
with Spain, died here.
OF IDAHO IS DEAD
SUCCUMBS AT WASHINGTON AT
AGE OF 60 FOLLOWING LIN
WAS BITTER TOWARD SOUTH
Solon Twice Elected Without Opposi
tion Defested for Congreaa In
1898 by Fislon of Democrats,
Populists and Sitverites.
Washington. United States Sena
tor Weldon Brinston Heyburn o; Ida- j
ho died at his apartments here, uftcr
a lingering llli.iss.
He was 60 yeirs old and bad been
in the senate tune years.
A complication of diseases, iavolv
lng the heart and kidneys, caused the
senator's death. He had not been
well since iast Match, when he col
lapsed after delivering a speech in the
senate on the arbitration treaty, in
spite of the doctors' warning that the
effort might cost him his iife.
Senator Heyburn was bora in Dela
ware county, Pennsylvania, May 23, .
1S52. He was educated In the pri
mary schools and aduilited to the bar
In 1S70, When he established a prac
tice. In 18S3 he removed to Sh03hone
county. Idaho, a.id remained theie the
rest of his life.
Defeated for Congress.
He was a delegate to the Republi
can national convention of 18S8, 1900
and 1904. He was Republican nomi
nee for congress in 18P8 and elected
senator for ihe terms of 1902 to 1909
and 1909 to 1915. For several years
his home has been at Wallace, Idaho.
In running for congress he was de
featsd in 1898 by a fusion of the
Democrats. Populists and silver Re
publicans, but when chosen to the
United States senate he got the en
tire vote of the legislature to suc
ceed Henry Hen field (Dm. I nnd was
again Unanimously re-elected.
One of the Stanched! of regular Re
publicans nnd n man of strong convic
tions, frankly and emphatically ex
pressed on all occasions. Senator Hey
burn had for years bet n a conspicu
ous figure In the senate. He was
mostly known perhaps for hi unyield
ing bitterness towards tht South and
frequent denunciation of Southern
civil war leaders
He called the placing of Lee's
statue in the capital an insult to th"
nation, and !n discussing this and
many other incidents engaged in acri
monious debates with Southern fcena
tors. Defauiter Takes $5,000,000.
Brussels, Belgium. Deefalcatlons
already aggregating the huge sum of
$5,600,000 and constantly increasing
have been unearthed in the offices of
the Grand-Ternouzen railroad here
through the accidental discovery of
false share certificates anion,? a small
parcel recently sold.
Americans in Mexico in Danger.
Washington. Officials here became
thoroughly alarmed over the immi
nent danger Ot Americans in Vera
Cruz. Mexico, raptured Wednesday by
rebels, and BtekBMMI Wlnthrop, acting
secretary of the navy, ordered the
crutter Dps Moines, now malting a
tour of Mexican ports to return to
Wi'sor's Life Threatened.
Wilmington, Del. The vaguely re
port, d threat n.ade by an Italian to
shoot Gov, Wilson resulted in a iarge
numb r I policemen being distrib
uted through the audience here. Chief
of Police Blaci: heard of the threat.
He cautioned Hie police to say noth
ing. Taft to Rename Frear.
Beverly. Miis. on recommenda
tion of Secretary of the Interior Wal
ter L, Fisher. President Taft has de
cided ot r ppoiut as governor ol
Hawaii Walter If, Frear, against whom
charges were mads last spring by Ha
waiian Delegate Kalanlanole,
San Juan Hero Is Dead.
Charleston. S. C Maj. Micnh Jen
kins, son of Maj. Gen. Micah Jenkins
of the Confederat earmy, and himself
captain of the famous "silk stocking
troop" of the rough riders In the war
with Spain, died here. He was 50
Schrank Sleeps Well.
Milwaukee, Wis. "Why shouldn't I
sleep well? There's nothing bother
ing my conscieinc.e,' said John
Schrank, the man who shot Col.
Roosevelt. Schrank again partook of
the usual prison breakfast fare, con
sisting of cereal, breati and coffee,
and seemed to relish the repast.
Minister Fears Lynching.
New Orleans. Fearing he will be
lynched if he is taken to Goree, Tex.,
the Rev. Peter Hewitt will be con-
veyed to the penitentiary in Austin
if extradition is allowed. Sheriff
Brisden says feeling is bitter.
Ford's Theater Condemned.
Washington. Ford's theater, the
building in which President Lincoln
was shot and which now houses many
of the records of the adjutant gen
eral of tbe army, has been condemned
a? Insanitary and unsafe.
Levy on Gen. Sickles' Effeota.
New York. A deputy sheriff weat
to the Fifth avenue hone of Gen. Dan
iel E. Sickles and levied upon all bis
personal property to satisfy a judg
ment obtained against bim on Octobei
14 by the Bank of the Metropolis for
Nat Goodwin Sued.
San Diego, Cal. As a seuuel to the
recent accident in Which Nat C. Good
win, the actor, was Injured in the cap
sizing of a boat, a suit for $25,000 was
tied against him hero
DY X-RAY IN T.
R. RIGHT CHEST
SALL FOUND TO BE FLATTENED
AND IMBEDDED IN SHAT
BLOOD POISONING ONLY FEAR
Injury Announced to Be Healing Nor.
mally With No Infection Indi
cated Condition Described
as "Very Satisfactory."
Mercy Hospital. Chicago. The bul
let wound Inflicted in Theodore Roose
velt's chest Monday night, it was offi
cially announced for the first time,
is healing normally without Infection
The statement that no complica
tions have shown themselves was
made after a day, during which the
flrBt successful X-ray picture which
has been made of the wound lu the
colonel's chest was examined by the
The fact was developed that the
would-be assassin's bullet fractured
the colonel's fourth rib.
The missile remains Imbedded ap
parently in the bone. The fracture,
however, it is stared, will not affect
the patient and will heal without
This description, given out by Dr.
SfcCauley, was tbe first given to the
public by the physicians. He said
the bullet's path through the chest la
lacerated to some extent by the bat
tered lead, but that there was little
contusion and no extensive area ol
bruised aud extravnsated surrounding
"The bullet did not mushroom as
might have been expected," said' Dr
MoCauley, "for that reason It cut a
comparatively small hole In the skin
and did not reduce a large portion ol
the nearby tissues to pulp us Is the
case In a gi ft bullet that mushrooms
in animal tissue after it hits a bone.
"I think the bundle of papers
checked It and the spectacle case fot
some reason failed to spread the bul
"The wound is about hig enough tc
put your linger in nt the surface and
dies not appear ot get very much big
ger. I would eail It a clean wound.
"The skin Is torn at the surface In
a ragged way. but not badly, and
there is little bruising.
"There is not a sign of supuration
in the wound.
"The flesh Is in good condition and
seems to be healing without any evi
dence of complication. If there were
pus forming urr-p in the wound, wc
would know it at once by an unusual
rise of temperature."
Dr. McCouley added that it now it
certain from the X-ray pictures that
the bullet has noi entered or lnjureC
the pleural cavity, removing a gravt
possibility In ihe case.
He pointed out the normal t-ondl
tion of the patient as indicated by thf
Official chart taken at 10 p. ni.
Dr. MoCauley's statement was giv
en after leaving the colonel's room
and after a consultation with the oth
or surgeons. He confirmed previoui
announcements that no attempt woulo
he made at present to remove the bul
let, which is not expected to hinder
the healing of the fractured rib.
"This case." be added, "will not be
like that of the late President McKin
ley, whose sudden hopeless turn took
the public by surprise. There is uoth
lag to bs expected here, but if any
thing in the wi y of dangerous lymp
tome do develop they win be madt
public at once."
Among the telegrams received by
Col. Roosevelt during the. day wen
from the king of England, emperor ol
Germany,, king of Denmark and Sir
Several hundred messages wear re
ceived from all parts of the world.
It will be necessary to set Col.
Roosevelt's fra. tured lib or put him
In B piaster of pari bandage, accord
ing to Dr. Terrell, "fractures of the
rib seldom .are set unless the bone Is
out of place," said Dr. Terrell. "This
one Is not extensive enough to call
for treatment oi' that sort."
Burr Mclrtcsh in Hospital.
San Francisco. Burr .Mcintosh,
newspaper man, ncior, war corre-1
ipondent and photographer, S3 in a
hospital here with three broken ribs.
In the dusk he walked into an openj
elevator shaft in the building where ,
he has his studio, and fell 20 feet.
Misouri Bank Robbed of $1,700.
Worth, Mo. Safe blowers dynamit
ed the safe of the Dank of Worth
obtained $1,700 in currency and es
capf d. Three explosions were heard.
Motorman Kills Bandit.
Oakland. Cal. An unidentified ban- j
1 dtt wearing a false mustache and wig I
j was shot and instantly killed here by I
' Motorman H. J. Hegwer, after he had
atetmpted to rob the couductor of a
t Grant avenue car.
Trainmen In Secret Conference,
Rochester, N. Y. The Eastern asso
ciation of the general committee of
' Railroad Conductors nnd Trainmen
i are in secret session here. More than
1 100 trainmen and conductors are in 1
Accident Mistaken for Drill.
San Francisco. Eight members of
the Golden Gate life saving crew
fought for their lives in the surf,
while a crowd applauded and cheered,
supposing they were witnessing the
usual bout drill. The boat was lost,
but the crew swum ashore.
Wilson to Cancel Dates.
Prtuceton, N. J. Gov. Woodrow
Wilson announced that he would csf
el hi? speaking engagements until
Col. Roosevelt is able . to take ap act
ive part in tho campaign.
SURGEONS FIND CHEST WOUND
18 FOUR INCHES DEEP AND
COLONEL MUST QUIT
CAMPAIGN, SAYS DOCTOR
Will Be Sent to Oyster Bay When
Sufficiently Recovered "I
Could Speak Today,"
Chicago. Illinois. Colonel Roosevelt
will not be operated on at once. His
physicians issued a statement at Mer
cy hospital, after a second X-ray ex
amination, indicating tbe former
president's condition was sucb that it
would be preferable to permit him to
rest several days before attempting
to probe for the bullet fired into his
right breast by an assassin in Mil
waukee. The statement shows Roosevelt's
pulse was 90 at 10 a. m. It was 84 In
the morning, and is normal at 72. His
temperature and respiration are good.
Bar 11 OT in the day Dr. Murphy, who
is cblef surgeon, made a statement lu
which he declared, "Col. Roosevelt's
life is not in any danger," but he said
also that the colonel would not be
able to do any more campaigning this
year. As soon as he Is able to travel,
Dr. Murphy said, he will be sent to
Oyster Bay and kept there until en
Roosevelt ate bis customary break
fast of bacon, eggs, toast and tea,
talked without difficulty and sent out
for five books to read In bed.
Colonel Says He Could Speak.
Dr. Murphy and the other -surgeons
were emphatic In telling the colonel
that to ISSUre his complete recovery
he would have to remain quiet for sev
eral weeks and the colonel agreed re
luctantly, insisting that he felt "per
fectly fit" and could make a public
The announcement that Col. Roose
velt would do no more campaigning
was followed by a revised announce
ment that if he recovered sufficiently
he might address a mass meeting at
Madison Square Garden in New York
about Oct. 26.
The first person whom Col. Roose
velt asked to have brought to him at
the hoEpltal was Rev. Edward J. Batt
man, former chaplain in the United
States army and for years a close per
sonal friend of the Bull Moose leader.
Maj. Battman was sent for at once to
be brought from bis suburban home
During the preliminaries of the
X-ray examination at Mercy hospital,
Col. Roosevelt laughed and joked wltb
"Carrying that speech In that pock
et certainly was a lucky thing fot
you," said Dr. A. J. Ochsner, one ol
the Chicago surgeons.
"Ho, ho!" the colonel laughed.
"That speech would have stopped
more than a bullet. It was a great
Dr. John VS. Murphy stopped peering
in'o the X-ray machine and looked at
the colonel's face.
"Came pretty near getting you,
colonel." said tho surgeon.
"Not with a little bullet like that,"
Col. Roosevelt replied. "They'll have
to use bigger caliper lead than that if
they want to get me. It would take a
howitzer to kill a Bull Moose."
The colonel jokingly chided the sur
geons for "taking things so seriously."
He insisted he was "feeling fine."
"IU be out campaigning in the next
24 hours," he said, "if they let me
have my way about it. I feel great
this morning and I could deliver a
speech now If you doctors would let
me get up."
Taft Sends His Sympathy.
Ellis Tsland, N. Y. President
Taft eent the following telegram
to Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Chicago:
"I am greatly shocked to hear of the
outrageous and deplorable assault
made upon you. And I earnestly hope
aud pray that your recovery may be
speedy and without suffering. Wil
liam H. Taft."
Johnson Congratulates Colonel.
Cleveland, Ohio. Hiram W. John
son, governor of California, nnd vice
presidential nominee on the Bull
Moose ticket, sent this message to
Col. Roosevelt: "We all rejoice at
your providential escape. May Ood
be with you always as he was to
night." Wilson Expresses Regret.
Princeton, N. J. Gov. Wilson was
informed of the attempted assassi
nation of Colonel Roosevelt and
waited anxiously for further informa
tion. When told a few minutes later
that the found was not serious the
governor said: "I heard of the shoot
tug with the greatest distress, and I
rejoice that the wound was not seri
ous." In Iceland a bread Is made from
the flesh of dried codfish beaten to a
Generally Admitted Fact.
Little Ida, two years old, was
watching her papa kill a chicken.
After he had cut off the head and it
was floundering around she watched
It s few minutes, then said, "It makes
a chicken kind a nervous to kill 'em,
don't it, papa?"
Good Hog Pastures.
A good pasture for hogs is one
which Is tender and nutritive. Blue
grass maV.es a good pasture during
the spring and late fall. Rye and blue
graas make a little winter pasture.
AT BEDSIDE OF
ARRIVES FROM NEW YORK WITH
9AUQHTER ETHEL AND
. FAMILY DOCTOR.
WIFE BEARS STRAIN BRAVELY
Decided to Qo to Husband When Told
He Will Be In Hospital Ten Days
Colonel Passes a Restful
Night Quiet Essential.
Chicago. Mrs. Theodore Roose
velt, accompanied by her daughter.
Miss Ethel, and her son, Theodore,
Jr., arrived in Chicago from New
York on the Twentieth Century Lim
ited over the New York Central lines
Mrs. Roosevelt made her decision
to hurry to the side of her husband
after she had heard over the tele
phone direct from the Chicago head
quarters of the Progressive party Dr.
John B. Murphy's decision that the
colonel would not be out of the hos
pital for at least ten days. She Im
I mediately ordered stateroom reserva
tlons for herself and her children and
! -prepared to leave the home of J. West
I Roosevelt, Col. Roosevelt's cousin,
I where she had spent the night after
! hearing of the attempted assassina
tion ot the colonel while she was at
; the Casino theater.
At the last moment Dr. Alexander
Lambert, the Roosevelt family physi
cian, also decided to come, not on ac
! count of the condition of Roosevelt so
much as to reassure Mrs. Roosevelt.
Mrs. Roosevelt expects to return to
; New York with the colonel.
I Ksrmlt Roosevelt Is now In Brazil.
He sailed last July to begin a bus!
I ness career In that country. Archie
Roosevelt Is at Harvard.
- GIVE8 PHYSICIANS HOPE.
Mercy Hospital, Chicago. Colonel
Roosevelt, shot by a crank at Milwau
kee, in resting easy and his physi
cians sakl that they were pleased with
The clinical record showed, how
i ever, that his condition was hardly
as favorable as when he entered the
hospital on his arrival from Milwau
kee. j Dr. John B. Murphy said: "Col
Roosevelt is resting quietly. He had
a small dinner. There was less dis
tress in his breathing. His general
condition Is exceptionally good and he
should have a good night."
Other attending physicians left the
hospital for the night. Dr. Scurry
; Terrell remained, spending the right
in an adjoining room.
Orders Good Breakfast.
I After having had several short naps
j Col. Roosevelt awakened at 10:30 p.
m. and called for hot water to shove
He sat up in bed with a hand nlr
ror against his knees and shaved and
then was given a spouse bath and al
cohol rubdown by his nurse.
He turned on hi6 niglr. light and be
gan to read again, saying that he
would continue until he got sleepy.
Col. Roosevelt told his nurse as he
picked up his book for a second spe!)
of reading about 11 o'clock that he
was going home to Oyster Bay on
Sunday. He ordered his breakfast for
7 o'clock and said:
"Mind, I want a good one. I'll be
Tetanus antitoxin was injected Into
the colonel's abdomen a short time
before he went to sleep. A rise in
temperature followed, together with
slight local irritation. Otherwise the
patient exhibited no symptoms from
the antitoxin, although the surgeons
i were prepared for the slight nausea
nnd dizziness which sometimes follow
tbe treatment. The rise of tempera
' ture, it is said, was not caused by the
condition ef the wound as, up to the
time of the injection, the patient's
, temperature practically was normal,
j The increase In the Tate of his vi'se
: is not at present accounted for.
Woman and 3 Babies Burn to Death.
Oxnard, Cal. Mrs. J. Ferdmadei
and her three small children were
burned to death when a can of gaso
line exploded, setting fire to their
Peace Treaty Is Signed.
Ouohy, Switzerland. A preliminary
peace treaty between Turkey and
Italy was signed by the delegate foe
the two countries.
Turks Defeat Montenegrins.
Constantinople. The Turks crush
Ingly defeated the Montenegrins at
Guslnje, completely capturing their
Boies of Iowa Is Out for Taft.
Chicago. Horace Boies of Harris
burg, la., the only Democratic gover
nor of Iowa since the civil war, is out
for President Taft, according to a
statement Issued from Republican
2 Boys Hold 25 Men at Bay.
Green Bay, Ws. After holding s
posse ot officers and citizens at bay
at Big Bend, on the Wolf river, four
miles south of Shawano, Arthur Drier,
16 years old, surrendered, and was
ylaced under arrant.
Fifty Thoussnd at Denver Carnival.
Denver. It la estimated that 50,000
visitors, many of them from points
outside of Colorado, have already ar
rived in Denver for the annual festi
val of Mountain and Plain. Tha fes
tivities will continue all week.
v De Palma Talks of Injury. -Milwaukee,
Wis. Ralph de Palma,
able to be seen for the first time
since his sccldent In the Grand Prix
automobile race a week ago, declared
that be la'd no blame to Caleb Bragg
(or his being ditched
PROMPTED BY A
DECLARES MctlNLEY APPEARED
IN VISION AID SAID ROOSE
VELT WAfl HIS SLAYER.
FEARED HIS CRY OF "THIEF"
MoosSrtLeader Since Sept.
Shoot hJm in Erd-
Milwaukee, Wit John S. Schrank,
I the assassin who shot Col. Theodora
! Roosevelt, who comes from New York,
I Is a man of small stature. He admit
j ted firing tbe shot.
"Any man lookhg for a third term
ought to be shot,' he Bald.
In notes found n the man's pocketa
at the police staion were statements
that the man ha been visited In a
dream by the spiilt of William Mo
Kinley, who had slid, Indicating CoL
"This is my murierer. Avenge my
I death '
A written proclamation found in bis
possession is as follows:
"Sept. 15, 1912, 1:30 a. m., in a
dream I saw Preslcent McKinley sit
up in a monk's sttl'e, In whom I rec
ognized Theodore Roosevelt. Tbe dead
president said: Tils Is my murder
er; avenge my death.'
"Sept. 12, 1912. 1:30 a. m., while)
writing a poem, soueone tapped ma
on the shoulder and said: 'Let not a
murderer take the presidential chair.
Avenge my death.'
"I could plainly e Mr. McKtnley'n
"Before the Almighty God, I swear
this above writing is nothing but tba
Another note four.d in the man's
"So long as Japan could rise to the
greater power of tie world, despite
her surviving a tra(''ion iorc 'ban
2,000 years old, as O n. Nogi so nobly
demonstrated it, It is the duty of the
United States of Anarlcs to uphold
the third-term traditisn.
"Let every third-ttfmer be regard
ed as a traitor to the American cause.
Let It be the right aid duty of every
citizen to forcibly remove a third
termer. Never let a third-term party
emblem appear on tie official balloL
"I am willing to dit for my country.
God has called me to be bla instru
ment, so help me Go.
(Signed) INNOCENT GUILTY.
He told of having followed the
colonel since Sept. It, and his deter
mination to assassinate the former
president because ot tho McKinley
dream and his belief that Roosevelt
was a menace to the country.
"I began to think o Roosevelt as a
menace when he crieu 'Thief: !' at the
Chicago OOnventlOt," coniet-sed
Schrank. "I looked upon his plan to
start a third party asn danger to the
count iy. My knowledge of history,
gained through mucl reading, con
vinced me that Roo'evalt was en
gaged in a dangerous undertaking, I
was convinced tha- if defeated at the
fall election he would again cry
'Thief!' aud his action would plungo
the country into a bloody rivll war."
Schrank said he was born 3'J years
ago at Erding. Bivaria. two hours'
out of Munich, the capital of Bavaria.
He came to the United States whn
9 years old. with his parents. Ha
worked about saloms in New York,
he stated, until he became the pro
prietor' of a place it 10 Eust Tenth
street. He sold ths place when the
determination came to him to slay
Has Known Vic:lm 17 Years.
Ho said he had nown iloosevelt
elnce the colonel w.s police ooramis
sloner In New York in 189:., but his
first attention was drawn to Roose
velt when the latter cried 'Thief!' at
the Chicago convenlon. He told of
following the colond to Charleston,
S. Oh on his southen trip. He went
from New York to Charleston by boat.
Failing to get at Roosevelt there, ha
followed him to Atlmta, Ga., whero
he again failed. Schmnk .told of leav
ing a bag at the oloslew hotel, In
Charleston, which OOUainM a deed to
property on Eighty-fist Itreet, New
York, worth $25,000. ind Ills natural
isation papers. The hug remaina
From Atlanta Schrank trailed tha
colonel to Chattanoogi, Tenn.; later
to Evansville, Ind., Indianapolis and
then to Chicago. His eiery attempt to
kill Roosevelt In Chicago failed, ho
confessed. He then ietormined to
try again in Milwaukee.
Schrank, according to his state
ment, came here Sunday morning and
awaited the arrival of ltoosevelt.
La Follette Is Shocked.
it can't be true," exclaimed Senator
La Follette when he heard of the
shooting of Col. Roosevelt in Mllwau
kee. La Follette declined to make
any formal statement rjjga.jling tha
Makings of a Pugilist.
"I understand your bov has tha
makings of a champion pugilist." "Ii
really believe he has. He positively
wuu i ngm wiin anybody he Isn't sura
oe can wnip.
"Why Is there no irrent ii n
dramatist?" aked tho art pessimlsi
owsusc, repueu me sardonic mai
ager, "when an American is capabl
ui ininaing up a flrst class practi.
plot and dressing it nn in
paechaa, he doesn't bother about i
meater. He goes into polltlces."
Uncle Pennywlae Say:
A man who's bean a failure at
iytbing else figures that he car
ways ran back on thu chiclen